Kate Shurety – Executive Director

Kate is Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness. She was previously the Campaign’s Director of Development and Communications.

With twenty years of experience as a senior communications professional, she has led public awareness and behaviour change campaigns across the public and charity sectors. This includes an award winning public engagement campaign for health service in East London, and the initial NHS Staff flu vaccination campaign in 2011 – which generated significant behaviour change in the healthcare workforce.

She has worked extensively with academics and researchers, managing three health research networks hosted by the NHS confederation (funded by NIHR). She has also worked within the University sector, helping to develop strategies for engaging and informing the public in academic research. She is passionate about the need for user-centred design to drive innovation.

Robin Hewings – Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research

Robin Hewings is the Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research. He has worked in politics, parliament and central and local government. Before working at the Campaign to End Loneliness he focussed on health: putting together evidence and communications to make change on issues such as the plain packaging of tobacco and the prioritisation of diabetes in the NHS.

Bianca Remer – Executive Assistant to Executive Director

Show MoreBianca is the Executive Assistant to the Acting Executive Director. She has a decade of experience in international social justice campaigns coordination; from managing the European tour of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai, to bringing together decentralised campaigning teams for Greenpeace, Bianca is the lynchpin for the Campaign’s work. Bianca holds an MA in Gender Studies and has many interests, including linguistics, molten steel and feminist science fiction.

Anne Callaghan – Campaign Manager, Scotland

Show MoreAnne has over 20 years of experience as a Campaign Manager on a range of issues with organisations such as Amnesty International, Free Tibet Campaign and Unicef UK.  Anne is passionate about the role that individuals can play in making change happen.

Andy Nazer – Campaign Manager, England

Show MoreAndy has vast national and international experience of engagement, marketing and campaigning in the business, health, political and local government sectors. Previously, he worked for NoNukes! (USA), the NHS, Hertfordshire County Council, and both the Labour and Conservative parties. He also ran a number of organisations in the entertainment and music industry.

Fiona Murphy – Campaign Manager, Northern Ireland

Show MoreFiona is a long-time advocate for robust social change. She has worked with civil and public services and civil society organisations internationally, across the UK and in Ireland, to create and manage the implementation of bespoke change interventions.  Previous roles include NI Youth Forum, Amnesty International, CAJ and the Irish Human Rights Commission.

Daniel Pattison – Head of Communications

Show MoreDaniel is responsible for our communications, media work, website, social media channels, marketing and brand. Previous to this Daniel was the Digital Content Manager at Scope, and has held digital roles at The Children’s Society and in the financial and music sectors. Daniel graduated from University of Kent and has an MA from Warwick University.

Lexy Matthews – Communications Officer

Show MoreLexy joined the Campaign with strong international experience working in communications across the not-for-profit, music, travel and footwear sectors. Lexy was previously at Tommy’s, and has worked on issues ranging from women’s rights to international development to public health campaigns.

Dr. Kalpa Kharicha – Head of Innovation, Policy and Research

Show MoreKalpa joined the Campaign in April 2019. She comes from an academic social science background most recently at University College London where she developed her research interests in ageing, health and wellbeing promotion and inequalities. Her PhD was on loneliness in later life and explored older people’s experiences and responses to loneliness. She is looking forward to working across the sectors of policy, research and practice in the field of loneliness.

Dr. Kellie Payne – Research and Policy Manager

Show MoreKellie has been at the Campaign since 2015, managing its Research and Policy Hub and Learning Network. Prior to that, she completed her PhD in Cultural Geography at the Open University. She has a background in Research Communications.  Kellie is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has been in London since 2004, moving here to do her MSc at the London School of Economics. Kellie is currently on maternity leave.

Robert Hacking – Trust Fundraising Manager

Show MoreRobert has worked in fundraising & business development across the charity sector for some years. He gained practical experience helping improve the health & wellbeing of older people working for Open Age & Action on Elder Abuse. He now puts theory into practice helping care for, & relieving the loneliness of a number of older people in his local community. Trusts, funding & finance are a passion & bring him to life!

Ana Akhvlediani – Evaluation Manager

Show MoreAna has 15 years of international development experience with Oxfam, Christian Aid, Save the Children, ActionAid, WWF UK working in project and programme management, organisational transparency and accountability across the World. Ana is passionate about strategic learning, change management and organisational development and is a qualified Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner project manager.

For general enquiries please email info@campaigntoendloneliness.org.uk